Bongbong insists he attended Oxford, Wharton

By , on February 26, 2015


Sen. Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos being interviewed at the Senate of the Philippines (Facebook photo)
Sen. Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos being interviewed at the Senate of the Philippines (Facebook photo)

MANILA — Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. insisted that he graduated from Oxford University in the United Kingdom and Wharton School in the University of Pennsylvania.

“To set the record straight, my educational record as posted in the Senate website and in my own official website is accurate,” Marcos said.

The statement was issued following the article written by Marites Vitug claiming that he did not graduate from the said schools.

“Our fact-checking shows, however, that Marcos Jr’s claims are false. Oxford University and Wharton School records do not show any Ferdinand Marcos Jr [on] their lists of graduates,” Vitug said.

Contrary to this, Marcos explained that he really earned a diploma in Oxford.

“I earned a diploma in political science at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University in England in 1978.”

Marcos, however, clarified that he was not able to complete his Masters in Business Administration course at Wharton.

He added that this was because he was elected Ilocos Norte vice governor in 1980.

“I thereafter did post-graduate studies at the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA taking up Masters in Business Administration. I was however unable to complete the course because I was elected Vice Governor of Ilocos Norte and had to return home to serve my province mates (1980-1983),” he added.